Issuu on Google+

GOING OUT: LISTINGS, DRINKS, MUSIC AND MORE

{pages 21-25}

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

PHILADELPHIA

Thursday, September 15, 2011 www.metro.us Max 76° Min 48°

Head ‘punted’ in ballpark murder

News

Palin romp with NBA player?

Prosecutors allege suspect hit victim David Sale’s head like a teed football in ’09 attack outside Phils game Defense claims mystery man delivered fatal blow {page 02}

Unauthorized biography claims former VP candidate slept with Glen Rice during 1987 tournament {page 08}

JOEY L ./FX

Premiere. ‘Always Sunny’

Scarlett hacked, you see her bod Johansson is taking her case to the FBI and you are taking to Google image search {page 12}

WINAPAHEND

AUTOGR PHILADELPHIA

EAGLES

FOOTBALL!!!

Rob McElhenney packed on 50 pounds and grew a questionable beard to make his Mac an even more undesirable character in the new season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which starts tonight. His secret? Five thousand calories a day and diet advice from Chase Utley. {page 15}

Log on to

adelphia/clubmetro

www.metro.us/p!hil for your chance to win

to win great prizes o and stay in the loop ve special offers! Sign up for Club Metr and recei


philadelphia

02

1 In the news

Arrested for posing as an officer A man was busted Tuesday night for allegedly impersonating a police officer to rob two people. Christopher Cruz, 23, allegedly identified himself as a cop to two men sitting in Juniata Park around 8:15 p.m. and rifled through their wallets while frisking them until they called his bluff. METRO/AW

ONLINE TODAY WWW.METRO.US/ MUSIC ON THE ROAD WITH LIFEHOUSE

WWW.METRO.US/ MOVIES ‘WARRIOR’ STARS DUKE IT OUT WWW.METRO.US/ STYLE MORE REPORTS FROM FASHION WEEK TENTS

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

Defense calls victim drunken, obnoxious

RIKARD LARMA/METRO

Attorney for suspect in death after 2009 Phillies game says victim stoked fight Reportedly killed during large fight in Lot M Jurors heard opening arguments yesterday in the trial of three men accused in the beating death of a 22-yearold Lansdale man after a Phillies game in July 2009. Charles Bowers and James Groves are charged with third-degree murder and conspiracy, while Francis Kirchner is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly delivering the fatal blow — a kick to the head of David Sale. The prosecution claims the three defendants attended the game with a group of about 60 people from Moe’s Tavern in Fishtown and got into numerous alcohol-fueled confrontations with Sale and his friends who were part of a small bachelor party and had also been drinking. The third and final melee happened in Parking Lot M outside Jetro’s food warehouse. “[They] beat him to death three on one for an extend-

Mystery killer? Bowers’ attorney Brian McMonagle disputed the notion of the three men jumping on Sale, but said his client briefly engaged Sale and then began fighting Sale’s best friend. “While he was in that other fight, another individual

Gunfire again on SEPTA bus

CEDARBROOK. For the second time in a week, a SEPTA bus operator is hospitalized after being injured by gunfire Tuesday night. Authorities said the op-

ed period of time, long enough to visit many horrific and life-threatening injuries to David Sale,” Assistant District Attorney Richard Sax said. “He was held by two and beaten by a third. Held by two and kicked and stomped by a third.” After it was over and Sale tried to get up, Kirchner allegedly got a running start and “punted his head” like a football on a tee, Sax said. Each of the defense attorneys admit their clients were involved in the parking lot brawl, but none delivered the final vicious kick. They also claim Sale helped stoke the vitriol. “David Sale was a drunken, arrogant, obnoxious human being on that day. Did he deserve to die? No,” said Kirchner’s attorney, Jack McMahon. SOLOMON D. LEACH

Murder victim David Sale and his friends first allegedly ran into the suspects and their crew from Fishtown inside McFadden’s, minutes before the fatal melee broke out in Lot M nearby.

sleach@metro.us

ended the life of Mr. Sale,” McMonagle said. The medical examiner testified that Sale died of multiple blunt force injuries and suffered internal bleeding, bruising to the head and a torn vertebral artery, among other injuries. Several eyewitnesses are expected to take the stand today.

erator was on the Route 6 bus during a layover on Ogontz Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when a bullet shattered the windshield. The glass hit the operator in the face, causing possible damage to his eye. A 22-year-old man was shot twice in the same incident. METRO/SDL

Groves

Bowers

Four hurt in daylight shootings PHILADELPHIA. Two men

and two women were hospitalized in two double shootings yesterday. A woman, 28, and a man, 33, were shot on the

Kirchner

600 block of North Shedwick Street in Mantua at 2:36 p.m. Less than two hours later, a woman, 19 and a man, 26, were shot on the 500 block of West York Street in North Philadelphia. All four victims are in stable condition at area hospitals. METRO/AW


FREE

REGISTRATION Pay only the weekly meeting fee now through October 15, 2011.

Available to new and renewing registrants in Area 12 only which includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties in PA and parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in NJ.

Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc.

Call

1.800.456.6363 or visit us at

wwphl.com

dson -Jennifer Hu

Š2010 Weight Watchers International, Inc., owner of the Weight Watchers registered trademark. 2010987 9/10

May not be combined with other offers.


philadelphia

04

News in brief

DROP can’t be dropped CITY HALL. City Council

may override Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of the controversial DROP bill today in what would be a rare overturn, but no one was sure yesterday whether the vote would take place. “The vote is scheduled, but our agenda is not definite,� Council President Anna Verna’s spokesman Tony Radwanski said. “It depends on how much lobbying has been done by the mayor’s office.� Nutter initially vetoed a bill in late July that reduces the cost of DROP but keeps the program intact. He has said that he is unwilling to accept anything but DROP’s complete dismantling. METRO/AW

Penn park opens today UNIVERSITY CITY. After

two years of construction and $46.5 million, Penn Park is opening today on the eastern edge of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in the spot of a former USPS-owned parking lot. Its creators hope it will act as a gateway connecting West Philadelphia to Center City. The park, which combines 14 acres of land Penn purchased in 2007 with 10 acres of University property, increases Penn’s green space by 20 percent. METRO/AW

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

Still seeking cause of death for fetish model’s boyfriend He died in very strange circumstances last month, police say ‘Want to make sure we have all the facts’ An Upper Darby dominatrix is still being investigated in connection with the death of her boyfriend, the second boyfriend and third man she’s known to die in the last three years, the township superintendent said yesterday as reports first surfaced. “It’s kind of strange that three men in her life are dead and we want to make sure we have all the facts before we make a conclusion,� said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. “There are a lot of questions to be

ADVERTISEMENT

answered.� Police were called Aug. 19 to the Upper Darby home that Peter Stelzenmuller, 49, shared with Edythe Maa, also known as fetish model Jade Vixen. They found Stelzenmuller’s body clad only in a pair of white shorts, but determined that he was originally wearing a black suit and a mask with two tubes. “We’re concerned about whatever type of suit he had on — we have other information I can’t share right now — and why [Maa] changed him before she

Maa

ADVERTISEMENT

Quoted

“Right now, we’re waiting for toxicology reports and also looking that this could be an accidental death due to some type of autoerotic asphyxiation.� CHITWOOD

called the police,� Chitwood said. “She’s allegedly involved in S&M and one of her specialties is oxygen deprivation, so we’re looking to see what’s going on.� “There was a whole lot of sexual paraphernalia found in the place,� he said. The Delaware County medical examiner could not determine a cause or manner of death. Police are currently trying to determine whether it was criminal or accidental. ALEX WIGGLESWORTH awigglesworth@metro.us

ADVERTISEMENT

USED CARS 999 $

as low as

FRED BEANS REPEATS HISTORIC USED CAR SALE Doylestown, PA – Fred Beans, CEO and Founder of the Fred Beans Automotive Group located in Doylestown PA, has announced a ONE DAY SALE on Saturday, September 17th at 9:30 AM, where pre-owned vehicles will be sold for as low as $999. This sale is being held due to overwhelming public demand. Cars will be clearly marked, so come early for the best selection. This is a ONE DAY ONLY sale designed to get the local community driving again. Fred Beans’ pre-owned inventory levels need to be reduced to make room for shipments of new models arriving daily. As a result, All 7 Fred Beans Doylestown locations are selling these overstocked pre-owned vehicles to the public at drastic discounts in an attempt to clear excess inventory. $

)5('%($16

In addition to this huge variety of pre-owned vehicles, the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships in Doylestown features new Ford, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, and Saab vehicles. Fred Beans believes reviving the economy starts at home, and changing things locally will lead to changing things nationally. In addition to the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships’ extra inventory, additional vehicles have been acquired at incredible prices from various banks, repossession companies, auto auctions, credit unions, lease companies, and rental companies for this sale. The sale will make pre-owned vehicles available for as low as $999, prices not normally offered to the general public. According to Fred Beans, “We want to give our customers a reason to believe in the local economy again. Someone has to look out for their best interests.� Customers are encouraged to arrive as early as 9:00AM to inspect the

entire inventory and ďŹ nd the car that is right for them. Every vehicle will be cleaned, detailed, and fully prepared for instant delivery. On the evening of September 16th after close of business, Mr. Beans and his team will mark the special sale price on each and every vehicle. Because Fred Beans’ customers are feeling the credit crunch right now, the Fred Beans Automotive Group has given the dealerships’ ďŹ nancing managers the resources necessary to get most customers’ credit approved on the spot. The Fred Beans Family of Dealerships has $10,000,000 in lending power, the result of over 50 years of strong relationships with the area’s leading lenders. This means that customers with “less than perfectâ€? credit history can have their credit approved and drive a quality pre-owned car, truck, or SUV home by lunchtime on Saturday. Even if a customer’s credit report shows a bankruptcy, divorce, tax lien, slow payment history, missed payment, or repossession, or if a customer is a ďŹ rst time buyer,

999 SALE DEALERSHIP DIRECTORY • 1-866-920-9612

)RUG/LQFROQ0LWVXELVKL 1(DVWRQ5G'R\OHVWRZQ

)5('%($16

)5('%($16

)5('%($16

)5('%($16

)5('%($16

)5('%($16

'RGJH&KU\VOHU-HHS 1(DVWRQ5G'R\OHVWRZQ

&KHYUROHW 1(DVWRQ5G'R\OHVWRZQ

&DGLOODF%XLFN*0&6DDE 1(DVWRQ5G'R\OHVWRZQ

6XEDUX 1(DVWRQ5G'R\OHVWRZQ

+\XQGDL :6ZDPS5G'R\OHVWRZQ

1LVVDQ :6ZDPS5G'R\OHVWRZQ

Fred Beans may get them approved. This special ONE DAY ONLY sale will be held at all 7 Fred Beans Doylestown locations this Saturday, September 17th, at 9:30AM. Pre-owned vehicles will be sold for as low as $999. Customers are encouraged to arrive as early as 9:00AM for the start of inspection. Incredible sale prices, starting as low as $999, will be posted no later than 9:30AM. All vehicles will be sold on a ďŹ rst come, ďŹ rst serve basis. The Fred Beans Family of Dealerships is expecting a high volume of customers for this sale, so be sure to reserve your spot early. Customers wishing to trade in a vehicle are asked to bring their title or payment book for immediate delivery. Fred Beans will even pay off your trade-in in full, no matter how much you still owe on it. Most of these surplus preowned vehicles will get sent directly to auto auctions for liquidation. So, if anyone has been thinking about purchasing a good, clean, dependable pre-owned car, truck, van or sport utility vehicle, do not miss this special ONE DAY ONLY sale. For more information about this sale and directions to our locations please visit us online at fredbeans.com or call 1-866-920-9612

$WOHDVWIRXUYHKLFOHVRQ)UHG%HDQVÂśORWVZLOOEHVROGIRUDVORZDVRQ6HSWHPEHUWK$OORIIHUVWRTXDOLÂżHGEX\HUV&DQQRWEHFRPELQHGZLWKRWKHURIIHUV


Advertised merchandise may not be carried at your local Macy’s and selection may vary by store. 1080176 FIND MACY’S EVERYWHERE! Shop, share and connect anytime. FREE SHIPPING AT MACYS.COM with $99 online purchase ($8 flat-fee shipping with purchases under $99). No promo code needed; exclusions apply. +Enter the WebID in the search box at MACYS.COM to order.

bar III

only at macy’s Otis vest

$59

Bruce tee

$39

+ WebID 588012

Bender pants

$69

MACY’S BACKSTAGE PASS Come backstage with bar III and you could win* a shopping spree worth up to $500. Here’s how it works. With your smartphone: 1. Scan the red star below with your QR reader. Don’t have a QR reader? Text reader to 62297 to install one. Or, 2. Simply text bar3 to 62297.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. (AND D.C.) AND PUERTO RICO 13 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Ends 10/31/11. For Official Rules including prize descriptions, odds, & free means of entry, visit www.macys.com/fym/rules. Message and data rates may apply. Sponsor: Macy's Corporate Service, Inc., 151 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001.


Last 4 Days! 25% off*shoes

06

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

RIKARD LARMA/METRO

Schools. Strike

when you buy 2 or more pairs NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 *Excludes Everyday Values (EDV), previous purchases, special orders, selected licensed depts & payments on credit accounts; cannot be combined with any savings pass/coupons, extra discount or credit offer, except opening a new Macy’s account.

Teachers at 17 Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools have protested outside schools like Hallahan Catholic Girls High School since last week.

Catholic high schools shut down Classes halted for most of the 16,500 students at Catholic high schools yesterday, and school might be impacted again today unless negotiators for the Archdiocese and the Association of Catholic Teachers can come to agreement on a wide range of issues. The Archdiocese has refused any mediation by outside agencies. METRO

City Hall climbs social media ropes Through tech company, Nutter’s administration opens up government with technology City’s new website will be like civic engagement meets Facebook

FIND MACY’S EVERYWHERE! Shop, share and connect anytime.

Advertised merchandise may not be carried at your local Macy’s and selection may vary by store. 1080701. FREE SHIPPING AT MACYS.COM with $99 online purchase ($8 flat-fee shipping with purchases under $99). No promo code needed. For extra savings, use promo code savemore. Exclusions apply; see macys.com for details.

“How do we create a more open, transparent and participatory government?” posed Jeff Friedman, manager of civic innovation and participation for the Mayor’s Office. “[Since] he came into office, the mayor and this administration have always looked for different ways to communicate and cultivate participation.” One way the city ventured into new realms of open government is online with the help of a non-profit called Code for America, dubbed by Friedman as Teach for America for computer engineers. Given another year’s contract with the city last week, the group has worked the last year creating a new program, Change by Us Philly, which will launch its beta website in October. It is a “social media platform that’s made

Big city plans

Nutter

specifically to help citizens as well as people who work for the government to get initiatives done in a public space,” Friedman said. “Think Facebook” is how Code for America describes the platform of Change by Us on its website. Rather than disorganized and anonymous interactions between government and citizens, Change by Us Philly will strive to

Only three cities — Boston, Philadelphia and Seattle — have so far contracted Code for America. Over the next year, nine new cities will join the ranks in an attempt to open government access, and Philadelphia specifically will continue its effort for another year.

create an open platform allowing citizens and officials to exchange ideas, plans and resources. Philadelphia has agreed to another year of Code for America’s work because: “There was a sense that in the city of firsts, this is something that we should get a crack at being first too,” Friedman said. YOTAM DROR

letters@metro.us


SYMS CLOTHING

BUY ONE GET ONE

50% OFF Button up for Fall. Designer labels put you back in business, at prices that fit great in any budget. Mix and match from any of these departments; ALL LADIES… SUITS* DRESSES SWEATERS DENIM

ALL MENS… SUITS* DRESS SHIRTS TIES SPORTCOATS SWEATERS DENIM

BERWYN 1340 SWEDSFORD RD  610 6442000

CHERRY HILL 1865 E. MARLTON PIKE  856 4240884 www.SYMS.com

50% off item must be of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other markdown, coupon or discount offer. *Excludes suit separates


08

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

A little action with a basketball star? Biography says Palin seduced pro baller Glen Rice in 1987 Rice confirms to author he went rogue with her GETTY IMAGES

As a young television reporter covering the Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament in 1987, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin apparently didn't mind mixing work with pleasure, according to an excerpt from a forthcoming biography, the National Enquirer reported yesterday. The book by Joe McGinniss, titled “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” claims the Republican Party darling had a steamy meeting with thenUniversity of Michigan basketball star Glen Rice, who played in the tournament, according to the Enquirer’s online report.

Oh my.

Alas, Alaska doesn't have the same mantra as Las Vegas, because the 6-foot, 7inch small forward Rice reportedly confirmed to McGinniss that he did in fact do the deed with Palin, the report said.

McGinniss started his journalism career back in the 1960s, working at both the Philadelphia Bulletin and Inquirer before moving on to books after an early success chronicling Richard Nixon’s presidency. He also is the same guy in the news a couple years ago when he rented a house in Wasilla, Alaska — Palin’s hometown — directly next to the Palin home. A publishing source also told the scandal-laden tabloid that Palin used cocaine before becoming the governor of Alaska. BRIAN X. McCRONE bmccrone@metro.us

career education

LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS

Listen...your new career is

Jobs. Approval

knocking.

Train for a heartfelt career as a

Cardiology Technician! Day and evening classes Financial aid available for those who qualify

Scan to request more information today!

Join us for our

OPEN HOUSE

President Obama spoke at North Carolina State University yesterday about the American Jobs Act.

Poll: Jobs bill gives Obama boost President Barack Obama’s approval rating got a small lift after he unveiled a jobs plan last week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said yesterday. The percentage of Americans who view Obama’s performance favorably edged up to 47 percent. REUTERS

Saturday, October 1st from 10AM-1PM!

Call now!

888.215.2655

www.starcareeracademy.com 8FMTI3PBEt1IJMBEFMQIJB 1" For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information please visit our website at www.starcareeracademy.com/faq

Perry touts his journey to faith LYNCHBURG, VA. Republican

presidential frontrunner Rick Perry described his spiritual journey to find God to a crowd of evangelical Christian students yesterday and urged them to

stand up for their religious values. In a starkly personal speech, Perry told Liberty University students that when he left the Air Force at age 27 he was deeply worried about his future and spent hours in prayer. REUTERS

THE HOTTEST LOOKS ON CAMPUS THIS FALL


FIND MACY’S EVERYWHERE! Shop, share and connect anytime.

.I N.C peacoat 5O

International Concepts

®

only at macy’s

139.

Advertised merchandise may not be carried at your local Macy’s and selection may vary by store. 1080136

MACY’S BACKSTAGE PASS Come backstage with Anna Dello Russo – I.N.C Editor-at-Large – and you could win* a shopping spree worth up to $500. Here’s how it works. With your smartphone: 1. Scan the red star below with your QR reader. Don’t have a QR reader? Text reader to 62297 to install one. Or, 2. Simply text adr to 62297.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. (AND D.C.) AND PUERTO RICO 13 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Ends 10/31/11. For Official Rules including prize descriptions, odds, & free means of entry, visit www.macys.com/fym/rules. Message and data rates may apply. Sponsor: Macy's Corporate Service, Inc., 151 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001.


news

10

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

SAT scores down, poor take blame

Quiz. Winner

NEW YORK. For some people

Results are in for the national standardized test, and they’re not good Drop attributed to student diversity Average SAT scores for high school seniors declined three points in reading, one point in math and two points in writing from last year as a record number of students took the test used for admission at most U.S. colleges. The average reading score of 497 marked the lowest since data became available in 1972, according to a report released by the College Board, which administers the exam. The math result of 514 has wavered within 1 point the past five years. The score for writing has fallen in all but one year since being added to the exam in 2005, and dropped to 489 this year.

JOHN NORDELL/CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR/GETTY IMAGES

The nonprofit College Board attributed declining scores to a larger and more diverse group taking the test, especially lower-income students and those

who speak English as their second language. Blacks and Hispanics lagged behind their white peers, while Asian-Americans outperformed them in math and writing. Almost 1.65 million students in the 2011 graduating class took the test, according to the College Board. The decline in scores undercuts academic progress cited under No Child Left Behind, the nation’s main public schools law, said Bob Schaeffer, a spokesman for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, a Boston-based nonprofit group critical of standardized exams. BLOOMBERG

10% OFF

Salon Services w/ this coupon @ either of our Student Salon Locations:

215.969.8764

8FMTI3PBEt Philadelphia, PA 19114

610.676.0839 2501 Monroe Blvd., Norristown, PA 19403

StarCareerAcademy.com

MAKE YOUR appointment TODAY!

Offer Expires 11/10/11

Study sniffs out secret to ‘fishy’ body odor

Quiz Bowl answers are online at www.metro.us/answers

See? It pays to read! Barry Kaufman of Cambridge, Mass, was the winner of Metro’s Quiz Bowl contest, which ran in the July 4 editions, and is pictured here with his winner’s check for $1,000. METRO

with troublesome, unexplained body odor, an uncommon genetic disorder once known as “fishodor syndrome” may be to blame, a new study finds. The condition, known clinically as trimethylaminuria, is caused by emitting excessive amounts of the compound trimethylamine (TMA). TMA is produced when we digest foods rich in a substance called choline — including saltwater fish, eggs, liver and certain legumes, like soy and kidney beans. TMA is caused by defects in a gene known as FMO3. Those flaws hinder the body’s ability to metabolize TMA and turn it into odorfree compounds. Only about 10 to 15 percent of sufferers exhibit the fishy smell. REUTERS


CLOTHING FACTORY WAREHOUSE

22 E. WOLF ST • BIGGER! BRIGHTER! BETTER THAN EVER! RE

GRAND OPENING! DOORBUSTERS

DOORBUSTERS

GIRLS BUYOUT!

MENS BLOWOUT! POLOS MENS

3% JEANS

5

$

SHORT SLEEVE

2

DOORBUSTERS

25

$

FOR

JUNIORS

FASHION BUYOUT!

6

$

• SCREENED HOODIES • TUNIC TEES • TURTLENECKS • POLOS • THERMAL TOPS • SWEATSHIRTS • KNIT CARDIGANS • SHERPA-LINED HOODIES • DORM ACTIVE PANTS

8

$

LADIES

DOORBUSTERS

ACCESSORIES • WATCHES • SCARVES • CELL PHONE CASES • HAIR ACCESSORIES • BELTS • WALLETS • & MORE

$

5

& under

DOORBUSTERS

• FASHION KNIT TOPS • STUDDED LEGGINGS

BOYS BUYOUT!

46

$

• • • •

10

FREE 10 WA CLOTHING FACTORY

REHOUSE GIFT CARD

DOORBUSTERS

JUNIOR • MISSES • PLUS

DRESSES

9 $ 2 16

NEWEST LOOKS & COLORS

SPECIAL BUYOUT!

$

2FOR

HIGH SCHOOL 2 FOR $20 FOR BACK TO SCHOOL $ KIDS FOOTWEAR

10

LAST E! C H C AN AC K TO

FOR B OOL! SCH

FASHION BUYOUT!

50

UNIFORM HEADQUARTERS HIGH SCHOOL 2 FOR $12

LADIES

6

$

• CASUAL PANTS Stretch Twill or Corduroy, Famous Makers • MEDICAL SCRUBS • PLUS SIZE TURTLENECKS

10

$

8

$

1 ITEM ONLY. 1 PER CUSTOMER. Coupon must be presented to cashier to receive discount. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on gift certificates or layaway. Cannot be used on previous purchases. Valid now through 9/18/11 at Wolf St Forman Mills only. CASHIER USE COUPON CODE 2

DOORBUSTERS

UNIFORM PANTS

FOR

% ANY ONE OFF ITEM

$10 GIFT CARD. 1 PER CUSTOMER. First 100 customers only. Must be 18 years or older. No cash value. Must present coupon. SATURDAY ONLY 9/17/11 at Wolf St Forman Mills only. Metro

UNIFORM TOPS

2 10 DOORBUSTERS

5

$

$

3 DAYS ONLY! GRAND OPENING SAVINGS!

FIRST 100 CUSTOMERS

TOP BRANDS • ALL SCHOOL COLORS

MENS • LADIES • KIDS

Metro

SATURDAY 9 AM

OFFICIAL SCHOOL

DENIM JEAN BLOWOUT!

WOVEN SHIRTS THERMALS FASHION TEES LICENSE CHARACTER TEES • POLAR FLEECE HOODIES

$ SWEATER DRESSES Assorted Styles • FASHION DENIM $ • FASHION LEGGING SETS

$

DOORBUSTERS

• FAMOUS MAKER FLEECE • PLUS SIZE WOVENS & BLOUSES SKINNY TWILL PANTS & LEGGINGS

LADIES

DOORBUSTERS

SHOOTIES BOOTIES & BAGS HOT NEW ANIMAL PRINTS

10

$

WE WILL NEVER BE UNDERSOLD…EVER! ER! BIGGHTER! BRIGETTER R! B EVE N THA

South Phila. • Swanson & Wolf Sts. 215-389-5353

M O N-S AT 9A M-9:3 0P M • S U N 11A M-7P M • 1.8 00.9 94.M I LLS • formanmills.com

Visit Us On

You Tube


my

12

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

myentertainment

2 The feed ... Checking in with some of Hollywood’s biggest names to see what they’ve been up to — in their own words, in 140 characters or fewer. Albert Brooks is moving on, Kristen Schaal is getting clinical, Gary Shandling is getting deep and Joan Rivers has a nose for news. @AlbertBrooks Great time in Toronto. Great people. If you can make it here you can make it....well, in most parts of Canada. @kristenschaaled I diagnosed my loneliness as premature empty nest syndrome. @GarryShandling If somebody dies on twitter do we just stare at a blank screen for a minute in memory? @joan_rivers A 42-year-old woman is being prosecuted for calling her ex 65,000 times in one year. Who knew Jennifer Aniston could dial that fast?

Kristen Schaal

THE WORD

Metro’s Monica Weymouth shares her take on the world of gossip

@monicaatmetro

monica.weymouth@metro.us

– Dorothy Robinson will return on Tuesday.

Scarlett Johansson hacked! The rarest of rare nude celebrity photos have hit the Internet: Shots of a person you’d actually want to see undressed who neither regularly undresses nor stars in a reality show (kind of a mood-killer). We’re talking, of course, about the Scarlett Johansson pics that went up yesterday morning. (Stop Googling — it’s rude.) Even better, you can assume that they’re re-

Jon Stewart geeks out We love Jon Stewart here. But sometimes, we love him a little more when he takes a break from the (ad-

al: The actress is reportedly working with the FBI because her cell phone was hacked, according to TMZ. Before you start judging her, get back to Google and have a look. We’ve reviewed the photos — in the name of responsible journalism, of course — and can confirm that we’d swear off clothes forever if that’s what we were hiding. Nicely done, Scarlett!

mittedly depressing) news to lighten up. He dishes on his Bruce Springsteen worship in the new Rolling Stone, and it might be the cutest, happiest thing we’ve read all week:

Paul Rudd is staying clothed, thank you

She does, of course, also look lovely in a cocktail dress.

“When I listened to his music, I didn’t feel like a loser. I felt like a character in an epic poem about losers. Plus, you would go see his show and he would blow your f—ing mind for

ALL PHOTOS GETTY IMAGES

office success is a dead end.”

Talking points

Do tell, Amanda Seyfried ...

Leo’s not in it for the money Leonardo DiCaprio has had plenty of box-office success — not that he’s keeping score. “Throughout my career, I never knew which movies of mine made money and which didn’t,” he tells GQ. “The [money] stuff never mattered to me until I was into my 30s and got interested in producing. ... But even now I say that unless you want to prove that you can carry a film with your name, continuously trying to achieve box-

Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried isn’t the type of actress to complain about onscreen intimacy. “Sex scenes are great. A lot of my co-stars have been sexy guys my age, and so, why not? I’m not going to pretend it’s not fun,” she tells W magazine. Her latest co-star to fit that bill — in the sci-fi thriller “In Time” — is Justin Timberlake. “Justin was great,” she says. “He had come from ‘Friends with Benefits,’ where he basically had sex every day at work, and so it was easy for both of us.”

Although no one is complaining about the Scarlett photos, Paul Rudd isn’t so sure audiences want to see him nude ever again. “I’ve been naked in a lot of my movies. There’s something inherently funny about the naked male body, particularly mine,” he says in the new Playboy. “Ryan Reynolds, sure, it makes sense why he’d strip down. But not me. I shouldn’t be allowed to.” OK — tomorrow, everyone keeps their clothes on in The Word. Promise.

four hours. At a certain point, you’d want to go up onstage and be like, ‘Guys! ... You’re giving too much! We do not deserve what you’ve done here tonight! A lot of us are jackasses!”

Buy Hilary Duff’s home Hilary Duff is looking to unload her Toluca Lake home once again, according to AOL Real Estate. The pregnant singer first listed the 9,000-square-foot Spanish-style home in 2010 for $7 million but was unable to find a buyer. The home has been re-listed at $6.25 million.

WWW.METRO.US/WORD DOROTHY ROBINSON���S WORD BLOG

Rudd


14

my

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

myentertainment 1

Great hips, hip gowns and the unexpected

2

3

1: Hello, hips! Christina Hendricks and Jennifer Hudson were at Self magazine’s “Women Doing Good” awards on Tuesday. 2: Adam Brody and Chace Crawford cleaned up exceptionally nice for the Toronto International Film Festival. 3: Every time we remember that Charlie and The Waitress are happily married (and expecting!) in real life, we smile. Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Charlie Day were super cute at the Season 7 premiere of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

5

4: Jennifer Garner was pretty in pink in Toronto. (Why do we feel like she was in a movie with this title? Five years ago? Anyone?) 5: Lily Cole, let’s talk about your TIFF dress: We love it. We’re a little afraid of it (and you), but we love it. 6: Now, Olivia Wilde’s TIFF dress? This is one we could have done without. MARK VON HOLDEN/GETTY IMAGES 2, 5: GEORGE PIMENTEL GETTY IMAGES JEROD HARRIS/ GETTY IMAGES FREDERICK M. BROWN/GETTY IMAGES SONIA RECCHIA/ GETTY IMAGES

4

6


FREE REGISTRATION* ® You pay only the $15 first week fee. Senior Citizens and Students pay the $14 first week

Because it works

call

1-800-456-6363 or visit us at

wwphl.com

After Shock.

Bye bye before. You’ll be amazed at what Weight Watchers® meetings are really like. You don’t have to talk if you don’t want to. Your fee. weight is kept private. But the biggest shock is how great you’ll feel once you start losing weight and start learning how to keep it off. Come to a meeting while Registration’s Free and leave your Before at the door.

*Offer runs through October 15, 2011. Subsequent weekly fee of $14 applies ($13 for seniors and students). Available to new and renewing registrants in participating areas only. Not valid for At Work meetings or online subscription products. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Participating areas include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. © 2011 Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. All rights reserved. Weight Watchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc. Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. is a franchise of Weight Watchers International, Inc.

my

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

15

myentertainment

Putting on the weight

‘Sunny’ tackles weighty issues ‘It’s Always Sunny’ star Rob McElhenney gained 50 pounds for Season 7 The cultural commentary behind the Fat Mac story And how Chase Utley helped out It has happened to us all, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fans. You’re catching up on an episode of “Louie,” about to head for a pit stop during the commercials, when you see it: Fat Mac. “Woah,” you think to yourself. “Dude got chunky.” But rest assured — in the warped mind of creator/star Rob McElhenney, the whopping 50 pounds he packed on for Season 7 were all in the name of art. Inspired by the actors in “a very popular sitcom”

He’ll be back Fans of “skinny” Mac can relax, though it might take some time to see the actor back to his true fighting weight. “I’ve already lost about 20, 25 pounds,” the actor says sheepishly.

getting “new hair and new teeth and a new trainer” as seasons progressed, McElhenney decided to take the founding ethos of “Sunny” one step further. Or, more accurately, one giant leap

beyond common sense. “I always thought that what we were trying to do with ‘Sunny’ is a sort of deconstruction of the sitcom,” he says. “So instead of making the characters as likable as possible, we’ve always tried to make them as unlikable as possible. I thought maybe the same could be done with the aesthetics. ... I tried to look as ugly as possible, basically.”

Credit Card Debt?

AMBER RAY

amber.ray@metro.us

FX

ADVERTORIAL

Solutions that can help you get out of debt. Tom Hill CGA STAFF WRITER

Every three minutes another person falls behind on credit card debt. It’s no wonder, since every major credit card company has nearly doubled the minimum monthly payment on consumers’ bills. Federal Regulators forced the change because of their concern about the growing mountain of consumer debt, which stands at $2.17 trillion. Many consumers can only pay the minimum payment, which can take up to 30 years to pay off. Now, relief is in sight for millions of Americans.

U.S. CREDIT CARD DEBT PER HOUSEHOLD ($) $10,000 $9,000 $8,000 $7,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 $1,000

The misadventures of The Gang continue as Season 7 kicks off tonight at 10 on FX.

85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 01 03 05 07 09 (Data Source: U.S. Federal Reserve)

CreditGUARD of America, a non-profit licensed debt management service provider, is making a new program available to lower debt payments and become free of all credit card debt in only three to five years. Consumers need only $2,000 or more in total credit card debt and falling behind on any account, to cut their payment by 35% to 50%, and reduce or eliminate interest charges altogether. Over 200,000 families, located throughout the U.S. have regained financial independence with CreditGUARD’s licensed, bonded and insured service. CreditGUARD of America has received high marks in consumer surveys showing high consumer satisfaction and confidence. The CreditGUARD debt management program can lower your monthly payments by hundreds and save you thousands! One such case is Sandra L. who proclaimed “CreditGUARD cut my monthly payment by $656 and saved me over $29,206.53 in interest. They saved my way of life and gave me back my piece of mind! Now I can see myself on my way to becoming debt free.” or Jeffery C. who said “CreditGUARD of America helped me consolidate 3 of my credit cards into one affordable payment. They are now saving me nearly $200 a month. Now I will be debt free in 2 years or less” To calculate your monthly payment and interest savings visit us at: www.creditguard.org/np Certified Credit Counselors at CreditGUARD of America provide Debt Relief Consultations at no charge, when you call 1-888-483-6410.

Martial arts enthusiast Mac, of course, thinks he looks awesome and is simply bulking up. But he doesn’t have the advice of Phillies star Chase Utley guiding him to more “mass.” McElhenney says that Utley, who appeared on the comedy last season, mentioned that he works with a sports nutritionist whose specialty is bulking up offensive linemen. The actor soon signed up for a weight gain plan that requires a surprising amount of discipline. It’s not all cake and ice cream. “What [the nutritionist] does,” McElhenney explains, “is create a meal plan for you, and then makes the meals, because you need to eat about 5,000 calories a day to put on that kind of weight. So over the course of five months, I ate 5,000 calories a day broken down into five meals at 1,000 calories each.”


®

FREE REGISTRATION* You pay only the $15 first week fee. Senior Citizens and Students pay the $14 first week fee.

1.800.456.6363

call or visit us at

Because it works

www.wwphl.com

*Offer runs through October 15, 2011. Subsequent weekly fee of $14 applies ($13 for seniors and students) Available to new and renewing registrants in participating areas only. Not valid for At Work meetings or online subscription products. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Participating areas include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. © 2011 Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. All rights reserved. Weight Watchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc. Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. is a franchise of Weight Watchers International, Inc.

16

my

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

myentertainment JOHN SHEARER (STAFF)/GETTY IMAGES

Unlikely bedfellows Nick Swardson (a comic actor) and Stephen Dorff (a dramatic actor, at least last year) star in the goofy adult film comedy ‘Bucky Larson’ “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” puts a wide-eyed pornography newcomer (co-writer and star Nick Swardson) at odds with a more established adult film performer (Stephen Dorff). The pair left any sense of animosity on the screen, though, if Metro’s love-fest of a chat with the pair is any indication. Nick, I take it this film is autobiographical for you? Nick Swardson: It’s a docu-

mentary. We’re very excit-

READ THE FULL CONVERSATION ONLINE AT WWW.METRO.US/MOVIES

ed, they followed me around for my beginning. [Laughs] No, it’s awesome. It’s an idea that [Adam] Sandler had. He told me, “You play a kid who finds out his parents used to be porn stars,” and it’s such an awesome concept because you do think, what if I found a

porno from the ’60s or ’70s that my parents were starring in? What would my reaction be? A lot of other comics have pegged you as the one to watch over the last couple of years. NS: Oh, that’s very cool.

Who said that, my mom? Mostly your mom, yeah. Stephen Dorff: And your

grandma. How does it feel to have that kind of momentum building up? NS: I’ve been doing comedy

for 16 years, so it’s not, like, jarring. It’s not an overnight thing where I’m like, “Ah! How do I deal?” I’ve had so many parts in Sandler’s stuff, “Blades of Glory,” “Reno 911.” So it’s been like a nice build. You know, I get to do a movie like this where I get to work with people like Stephen, who’s an amazing actor. SD: Thanks, buddy. NS: Yeah, buddy. I love you. And Stephen, you went from this to “Somewhere,” and you’ve also got “Immortals”

215-871-6700 • gradadmissions@pcom.edu • 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 •

Join us! •

This picture probably says it all: Dorff, left, and Swardson pose while promoting “Bucky Larson.”

coming up. NS: Yeah, man, that’s the

weirdest trifecta ever. That’s the craziest three movies. They couldn’t be more different. SD: I’m hitting all the genres. This was my first kind of comedy, you know, and it came from a phone call I had with Sandler. I was like,

“Give me a comedy, man. I want to be in a comedy.” And an hour later he called me and said, “I’m sending something over me and my friend Nick wrote.” And I loved the part. NED EHRBAR METRO WORLD NEWS IN LOS ANGELES

Subscribe to our PCOMEducation channel


FREE REGISTRATION*

ÂŽ

You pay only the $15 first week fee. Senior Citizens and Students pay the $14 first week fee.

1.800.456.6363

call or visit us at

Because it works

www.wwphl.com

*Offer runs through October 15, 2011. Subsequent weekly fee of $14 applies ($13 for seniors and students) Available to new and renewing registrants in participating areas only. Not valid for At Work meetings or online subscription products. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Participating areas include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. Š 2011 Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. All rights reserved. Weight Watchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc. Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. is a franchise of Weight Watchers International, Inc.

www.metro.us

17

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

myentertainment

10

Reasons to hit up theaters this weekend

2

‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ You know what you’re going to get out of this box of bonbons: Sarah Jessica Parker plays a mom trying to ‘have it all’ with kids, a career and Greg Kinnear.

RICHARD FOREMAN

Must-see

3

‘Straw Dogs’ Expect more bloodshed in this remake of the 1971 Sam Peckinpah classic film about a small back country village that doesn’t take kindly to a native daughter returning to settle in with her sophisticated, if a bit wussy, husband.

4

‘The Lion King’ in 3-D For a limited time, you can Hakunah Matata yourself silly with the 3-D re-release of the 1994 Disney cash cow.

5

‘Contagion’ Who among us would not enjoy two hours of visualizing the worstcase scenario of a global outbreak of an incurable disease? No? Well Matt Damon is in it, as are Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard. That should change your mind.

6

‘Warrior’ A tale of two boxing brothers makes us think of last year’s giant hit, “The Fighter,� but this film starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy is an entirely different beast set in the mixed martial arts world.

*HWRQWKH)DVW7UDFNZLWK2UOHDQV1LJKW6FKRRO O PE HOU N Satu S E

Hello, ol’ blue eyes.

‘Drive’

1

Nicolas Winding Refn directs this stunning modern noir about a stunt driver sucked into the L.A.

7

‘Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star’ The guy behind this summer’s “Zookeeper,� Adam Sandler, goes a bit more blue with this story about a clueless midwesterner who moves to L.A. in order to follow in his parents’ footsteps and become an adult film star.

8

‘The Debt’ Helen Mirren plays a secret agent seeking a Nazi criminal she first investigated in 1965; flashbacks go between present and past.

rd

crime underworld. We hope it will finally allow Ryan Gosling to be referred to as something other than “‘The Notebook’ guy.� METRO

10 am ays - 1 pm We Offer Convenient, Part-time Evening Programs

Gain New Skills Through Our Hands-On Training in: Plumbing & Heating: starts 10/3/11 Residential & Commercial Electricity: starts 10/6/11

9

‘Shark Night 3D’ Sharks will eat innocent humans by way of a demented psychopath who uses the deadly sea creatures as his instruments of torture.

10

‘Apollo 18’ Revisionist history is always fun — especially when it involves aliens wandering around on the moon in the late 1960s. Comprised of “found footage,� we hear this film being dubbed as “Blair Witch In Space.�

Building Maintenance: starts 11/16/11 Orleans Offers: Job search assistance; Financial aid available for those who qualify Industry CertiďŹ cation Opportunities 2770 Red Lion Rd., Philadelphia, PA (Accessible by bus #1 & 14)

GRADUATE IN 13 MONTHS!

&DOO‡ZZZRUOHDQVWHFKHGX Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges; Licensed by the PA State Board of Private Licensed Schools For program disclosure information, please go to www.orleanstech.edu

THE CW NETWORK, LLC

TV watch list

‘The Secret Circle’ DRAMA. Cassie (Britt Robertson) discovers she’s a witch after her mother passes away in a mysterious accident, and the teen is forced to move in with her grandmother. But in the whole abracadabra thing, Cassie’s not alone — other “gifted� kids in town believe she’s the key to completing the powerful circle of witches. This supernatural soap is a perfect companion to “The Vampire Diaries,� with just as much potential to be a huge hit for

It’s magic! “The Secret Circle� stars Thomas Dekker and Britt Robertson.

The CW. Series premiere, 9 p.m., The CW

‘The Vampire Diaries’ DRAMA. With “True Blood� limping to its season finale last

Sunday, we’re more than ready for TV’s other vampire love triangle to return. But first, Elena and Damon have to find Stefan, who — if baddie Klaus got his way during the hiatus — has turned into a bloodsucking “ripper.� Season premiere, 8 p.m., The CW AMBER RAY

w w w. p r i s m c a r e e r i n s t i t u t e . e d u

/&1IJMBt $IFSSZ)JMMt&HH)BSCPS5XQt6QQFS%BSCZ


®

FREE REGISTRATION*

Go to

You pay only the $15 first week fee. Senior Citizens and Students pay the $14 first week fee.

Because it works

call

to learn about our

1-800-456-6363

or visit us at

FastPassToday.com

Fast Pass.

www.wwphl.com

*Offer runs through October 15, 2011. Subsequent weekly fee of $14 applies ($13 for seniors and students). Available to new and renewing registrants in participating areas only. Not valid for At Work meetings or online subscription products. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Participating areas include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. © 2011 Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. All rights reserved. Weight Watchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc. Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. is a franchise of Weight Watchers International, Inc.

The photos in picture are from previous editions of Photo Challenge.

18

www.metro.us

my

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

mystyle

3

Fashion week reviews

Tibi: When you think of

Tibi, you think of fun prints — which is why it was so odd to see this spring show with hardly any florals or graphics. Instead, designer Amy Smilovic started with simple whites before sending down soft-colored separates in periwinkle, salmon and seafoam. There was a brief moment of prints and color-blocking; but minimal, solid-hued items ruled the show. The standouts were her slouchy pants paired with cool tanks and stylish, laid-back suits. They were perfect for busy, fashion-minded ladies who would rather not fuss with a precious dress at work.

1

Michael Kors: Kors

tapped into the Africa moment that has been happening this week — only his Africa story was much more centered around the wealthy traveler going on safari than the tribal (this is Michael Kors, after all). Gone were his trademark slick heather gray and camel-colored looks. Instead he showed rustic capes, ponchos, shorts and skirts in camouflage colors and unfussy fabrics such as poplin, linen and cotton — clothes that would work really well for a summer of outdoor music festivals. But there were some glamorous moments for famous ladies, such as front row guests Zoe Saldana and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, in the form of feathery dresses and python shifts and trench coats. KENYA HUNT

METRO/TC

2

Sophie Theallet: Gor-

geous floor-length cotton dresses in prints and an elegant white frock with nothing but a crisscross across the bare back opened Sophie Theallet’s spring show. Then came separates: splashy prints or colorblocked blouses and skirts, followed by cocktail dresses in attention-commanding tangerine, shocking pink and icy blue. It was all about the colors. But just when we were beginning to feel immune to them, Theallet, a favorite of Michelle Obama, toned it down with a few black satiny dresses and tops (some with a surprising green or blue underlay) before ending back on the bright with silky, dramatic, colorful gowns. TINA CHADHA

3

Sign-up for Metro’s annual Global Photo Challenge. Submit your photos and enter for a chance to win as the best local, national and Global Photo Challenge Photographer of 2011! You could win a new lens, camera or even a trip to anywhere in the world. Plus, this year when you submit your photos you’ll have the opportunity to make money for your work!

career education

LET THE WORLD SEE YOUR PHOTOS! Join the fight against

kidney disease.

career edu education

2

1

Style and Beauty.

It’s yours to create when you pursue a career in

Cosmetology!

Sca to request more Scan information today! inf

Train for a career as a

Dialysis Technician!

Join us for our

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 1st from 10AM-1PM! Join us for our

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Call now!

800.739.8600

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 1st from 10AM-1PM!

www.starcareeracademy.com Scan to request more information today!

2371 Welsh Road, Philidelphia, PA 19114 2501 Monroe Blvd., Norristown, PA 19403 For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.starcareeracademy.com/faq

Call now!

800.739.8600

www.starcareeracademy.com 2501 Monroe Blvd., Norristown, PA 19403 2371 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114 For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.starcareeracademy.com/faq


www.metro.us

my

19

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

mytechnology

Review

‘Starfox 64 3D’ Console: 3DS Company: NIntendo Grade: –—˜™š “Do a barrel roll” were the four words sweeping across dorms and bedrooms in 1997. Starfox 64 was an institution, turning the flight sim genre into a bona fide space opera. There were branching paths, amazing bosses and a multiplayer component that was more addictive than taking Adderall just to “finish that term paper.” Fox is back and he’s in 3-D. This game was built from the ground up, and it shows. It’s the best-looking game on the 3DS. Thanks to the magic of depth perception, the 3-D is a vital part of the gameplay. The only downside? The multiplayer is local only. Yes, it’s 2011, and Nintendo still refuses to put their games online. Kind of a bummer — but an otherwise stellar experience.

INVITES YOU TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING

ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT A PHILADELPHIA AREA THEATER.

LET’S DO IT

AGAIN! Review

Sidescroller LAWRENCE BONK LAWRENCE.BONK@METRO.US

F

or every gamer born, another gives up the joystick to that ridiculous enterprise known as “real life.” These new gamers are left rudderless, without elders to point them to the classics of yesteryear. Luckily, the magnanimous gaming industry is on task, pumping out remakes faster than you can say “Final Fantasy.”

‘The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection’ Console: PS3 Company: Sony Grade: –—˜™š The idea that video games can also be art probably wouldn’t even exist without these two games. They are each sad, lonely and beautiful experiences that also work as actual, well, games. “ICO” has you trying to escape a stark and unforgiving castle. “Shadow of Colossus” tasks you with ridding the land of 16 giants that may or may not deserve it. They are both classics.

“ICO”

These updates add HD visuals, the option to play in 3D and tons of trophies and extras. Of the two, only “ICO” seems a bit dated, thanks to some unforgiving controls and rough partner AI. It was 2001 — give them a break.

Log on to HTTP://WWW.METRO.US/PHILADELPHIA/CLUBMETRO for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to attend an advance screening of No purchase necessary. Deadline for entries is Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5PM ET. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. Arrive early. Tickets received through this promotion do not guarantee admission. Late and/or duplicate entries will not be considered. Winners will be notified electronically. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, except for members of the reviewing press. No one will be admitted without a ticket or after the screening begins. This film is rated PG for some thematic elements. Must be 13 years old to enter contest. Anti-piracy security will be in place at this screening. By attending, you agree to comply with all security requirements. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro Philadelphia, and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred, or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible for lost, delayed, or misdirected entries, phone failures, or tampering. Void where prohibited by law.

IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 23 WWW.DOLPHINTALENMOVIE.COM

STAY WITH METRO ALL DAY

JOIN THE ELITE

WWW.METRO.US FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR MORE GREAT CONTENT

Now Covers Braces!

TO ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF PASSES, LOG ON TO:

WWW.METRO.US/PHILADELPHIA/CLUBMETRO NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. While supplies last. One entry per person or address. Winners will be chosen at random. Each winner will receive one (admit-two) pass. No phone calls, please. Seating is not guaranteed. Entries must be received today by 6 PM.

IN THEATRES SEPTEMBER 23RD WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KILLERELITEMOVIE


my

20

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

myletters&games Letters letters@metro.us

Pacifists are just cowards RE: “LIBERATORS ARE ALSO TERRORISTS”: The delusion-

al gentleman who wrote this is wrong on all counts. The troops who liberated death camps did not slaughter Tribal Americans, because they had not been born yet. The “original sin” thinking promoted by self loathing Americans is just a logical fallacy — we do not bear the sins nor deserve the praise of those who came before us. Pacifists are natural cowards. If Dante was right, even Hell won’t have them, for they believe in nothing.

They refuse to act out of fear, fear of failure and of success. They just sit on the imagined moral high ground and let the world burn. J.D. TORDOFF, VIA E-MAIL

omy has always blossomed when the middle class and working poor have more money. This is largely because we spend most of what we earn. ANTHONY P. JOHNSON, JUNIATA

GOP only cares about the party ‘Job creators’ profit from jobs Tea/Republican Party members have shown that the party is more important than the Republic. The actual economy is based on money changing hands — I pay you, you pay the other person, etc. More tax breaks for the wealthy has little or no effect on the “real” economy. The econ-

Horoscope

just because they make more money? Yes they may employ a lot of people, but by them doing so they also grow their business hence their profit. Then they outsource these jobs and are still benefiting from tax breaks.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22. You won’t go unnoticed, but just be sure you’re attracting attention for all the right reasons. Make certain you’re not being too self-serving. Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 23. When it comes to an agreement you’re attempting to facilitate, you can expedite things by making some minor concessions. Set the example. Scorpio Oct. 24-Nov. 22. Be careful not to lock horns if you have to work in close proximity with someone who, like yourself, has his or her own way of doing things. Try to be accommodating. Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21. This might be one of those days when you could come off as being a bit one-sided with others. If you see something is amiss, adjust your scales to restore proper balance. Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19. Before becoming unduly agitated with anybody, total up this person’s pros and cons. There’s a good chance you will find more to praise than condemn. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 19. If you hope to be successful, your objectives must first be clearly defined. If all you have are fuzzy outlines, don’t start anything without developing a game plan.

YOVANNY HENNINGSEN, VIA E-MAIL

Tea Party may love a getaway

RE: “CORPORATIONS CARE ABOUT US”: Mr. Cleary sug-

gests that having big corporations and wealthy income earners pay the equal percentage of taxes as the rest of us mere peasants would be punishment?! Why do they get to profit more with all the tax breaks and loopholes

Dear Tea Party supporters! There is a country that fits your ideals. There is no taxation, the government does not interfere in citizen’s affairs, everybody is armed, every arising problem is decided on a local level and they teach creationism and worship in schools (if your kids go to school at all). The name of the country is Somalia.

E-mail your letters: letters@metro.us Keep them as brief as possible, preferably under 100 words. Metro reserves the right to edit all letters. Please include your name and contact information.

VITALIY EPSHTEIN, VIA E-MAIL

Pisces Feb. 20-March 20. It could turn out to be an expensive recess, if on a whim you decide to take a day off. There is likely to be an opportunity awaiting you at work that you won’t want to miss. Aries March 21-April 19. Just because those who love you tolerate your anger or outbursts, it doesn’t give you license to vent excessively. Behave in a civil manner. Taurus April 20-May 20. Don’t be your own worst enemy and read more into what people do or say than intended. All you’ll do is make yourself miserable by falsely thinking that others harbor you ill will. Gemini May 21-June 20. Assess the cost in terms of time and money before committing yourself to a group involvement. If the figures look like they’re adding, you might want to gracefully bow out. Cancer June 21-July 22. Figure out if the reason why things aren’t going too well for you lately is simply due to poor timing, or something far more serious. Get all your ducks in a row before moving forward. Leo July 23-Aug. 22. Those with whom you’re involved will respond to you in the same manner as you treat them. If you find them likable, they’ll be gracious and friendly to you. BERNICE BEDE OSOL

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON THE WORLD OF NEWS, LEAVE COMMENTS, RESPOND TO OPINIONS AND MUCH MORE Across 1 Talk big 5 1960s hairdos 10 Fluctuate 14 Gray wolf 15 Mild recession 16 If not 17 Cat’s-paw 18 Mammy Yokum 19 Igneous rock, once 20 Turkey filler 22 Minor mistakes 23 Pass the __ 24 In __ (as found) 26 Muppet grouch 29 House feature 33 Disagreeable people 34 Dutch export 35 Neckline type 36 Indigo plant 37 Mooring posts 38 Cereal holder 39 Hasty escape 40 Thick wools 41 Country bumpkin 42 Hiss 44 Lutz alternatives 45 Beatty and Buntline 46 Coyote’s plaint 48 Roof topping 51 Unclean 55 Refer to 56 Not quite right 58 Cathedral part 59 Shaman’s quest 60 Coffee + steamed milk 61 Manitoba tribe 62 Conductor’s baton 63 Hawke or Coen 64 Do damage to

Down

1 Diner orders 2 Show team spirit 3 __ Ben Adhem 4 Duffer’s need 5 Tomato jelly

9 6 2

1

6

8

7

1 4 2

7

5

3

4

5

6

8

6

SUDOKU LEVEL: EASY Solution to yesterday’s crossword 27 Mideast desert 28 Scale a peak 29 Flat-topped hill 30 Call forth 31 Stair post 32 Informs 34 Does a no-no in pinball 37 Tiny sphere 38 Picnic to go (2 wds.) 40 Leave in a hurry 41 Ketch’s cousin 43 Mean to

46 Shade-loving plant 47 Merlin __, former NFLer 48 Barge 49 City or bean 50 Ra’s symbol 51 Kind of helmet 52 Scarlett O’Hara estate 53 Constantly 54 Regard as 56 Pub pint 57 Floor pad

5

9

7

6 Side 7 Ladder part 8 Mantra chants 9 Go undercover 10 Expensive paper 11 Jai __ 12 Host’s plea 13 Pro votes 21 Expensive coats 22 Dance move 24 Flavors the popcorn 25 Cow-headed goddess 26 Translucent gems

9

8

9 1 4

8

2

6

8

3

1

2 5

1 1

1

4

7 3

7

1

9

9

5

1

7

8

6

6

8

4

2

5

3 7

9

2

1

6

SUDOKU LEVEL: HARD How to play Sudoku: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There is no math involved. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.

SUDOKU SOLUTIONS: WWW.METRO.US/PUZZLES

To advertise – phone: 215-717-2600 e-mail sales: advphilly@metro.us METRO PHILADELPHIA | Editor in Chief: Tony Metcalf tony.metcalf@metro.us, @edinchiefmetro | Managing Editor: Ron Varrial ron.varrial@metro.us | City Editor: Brian X. McCrone bmccrone@metro.us | Features Editor: Amber Ray amber.ray@metro.us, @amberatmetro | Entertainment Editor: Monica Weymouth monica.weymouth@metro.us | Sports Editor: Mike Greger mgreger@metro.us | Deputy Features/Careers/Books/Travel editor: Dorothy Robinson dorothy.robinson@metro.us | Home/Style editor: Tina Chadha tina.chadha@metro.us | Film/Tech editor: Heidi Patalano heidi.patalano@metro.us | Photo Editor: Rikard Larma rlarma@metro.us E-MAIL US: letters@metro.us

As the world's largest global newspaper, Metro has more than 17 million readers in over 100 major cities in 17 countries • Metro Philadelphia 30 S. 15th St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 • main: 215-717-2600 • sales: 215-717-2689 • e-mail sales: advphilly@metro.us • distribution e-mail: distribution@metro.us • National Sales Director Bob Edmunds • Executive Sales Director James McDonald • U.S. Circulation Director Joseph Lauletta • U.S. Marketing Director Priscilla Arguinzoni • Advertisements appearing in Metro are published in good faith. Metro does not endorse and makes no representations about any of the advertising content appearing in its pages. Metro is not responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from readers using the services of its advertisers. Readers should exercise caution when replying to advertisements, especially those which require any form of payment, and, where necessary, should seek independent legal advice.


going out

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us

21

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

live music

Philly

+

LIVENS UP

There’s a ton of music hitting Philly this fall thanks to some noteworthy new venues Where to catch live tunes — from blues jam sessions to Pitchfork darlings Plus: What’s happening on the festival front MONICA WEYMOUTH

monica.weymouth@metro.us

Union Transfer 1004-26 Spring Garden St. www.utphilly.com

What Spaghetti Warehouse lacked in decent spaghetti, it more than made up for with its sweet building. Now, a live music venue dream team (Bowery Presents + R5 Pro-

Join the club GETTY IMAGES

ductions + Four Corners Management) is capitaliz-

Hear this Shows to watch out for: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Sept. 21, UT’s opening night), The Felice Brothers (Sept. 27), Odd Future (Oct. 22).

ing on the former tourist trap’s Spring Garden digs with Union Transfer, the new all-ages, all-genres, allout performance space. “Something really unique about Union Transfer is the ability for the room to expand if need be,” R5 founder Sean Agnew tells us of the building, which once

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah open Union Transfer.

served as a train station (hence the name). “Union Transfer will hold 600 people; but if we have an artist who is selling more tickets, the stage, sound system and lights can move back so we can accommodate more guests. We hope this new room attracts even more artists who want to play Philly.”

Each week, we tell you about the songs you should be sweating to in clubs.

‘Little Bad Girl’ by David Guetta, featuring Taio Cruz and Ludacris

RIKARD LARMA/METRO

The Twisted Tail 509 S. Second St. www.thetwistedtail.com

Downstairs, it’s all bourbon and crawfishtopped mac and cheese at this new Headhouse restaurant. But upstairs, the slightly spooky Southern vibe gives way to “The Juke Joint,” a venue hosting a diverse lineup of bluesy local musicians — and plenty of mint juleps, obviously. We asked Twisted Tail owner (and musician) George Reilly for his fall playlist. Put it on at your Halloween gatherings for an instant “Monster Mash” upgrade: “Couldn’t Stand The Weather,” Stevie Ray Vaughan “Black Magic Woman,” Carlos Santana “I Put A Spell On You,” Nina Simone “Little Red Rooster,” Howlin’ Wolf “Justify The Thrill,” Blues Traveler “Rattle These Bones,” Hoots & Hellmouth “Bottom Of The Barrel,” Amos Lee “The Story,” Brandi Carlisle “Marry Me,” Train “Escaping Sargasso,” Lotus

Mikey Jr. and the Stone Cold Blues host an open jam session every Sunday night at The Twisted Tail.

Milkboy Coffee 1100 Chestnut St. www.milkboycoffee.com It used to be that you’d have to hike it to Ardmore if you wanted a little Milkboy in your life. But now the coffee shop/venue has opened a third space in Midtown — and it brought a liquor license along for the ride. That’s right, Ardmore: You can hoard all the grass and fancy schools you want, but your coffee shops will be ours.

GETTY IMAGES

Listen up! Next weekend presents a problem for live music junkies: Popped! Music Festival and Philly F/M are going down at the same time. Our advice? Hit up a little bit of both, because there’s

plenty of time if you plan wisely and keep a good cab driver on speed dial. Philly F/M scatters itself across the city Sept. 22-25, while Popped! is posting up at FDR Sept. 23-24. Happy hopping!

FOR MORE OF METRO’S GOING OUT COVERAGE:

WWW.METRO.US/GOINGOUT

Deadmau5 plays Penn’s Landing Sept. 23 as part of Philly F/M.

Guetta teamed up with Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj to create what may have been the club jam of the summer with “Where Them Girls At.” Now he says “Keep it goin’ girl ... I got an encore,” with the second track on his “Nothing But the Beat” disc. The song is currently No. 5 on the Billboard Club Music chart. As the opening video-game riff gives way to the dance floor thump and Taio Cruz sings about putting his “hands up in the urrr” you’ll find yourself doing the same. And the chantalong chorus of “Go, little bad girl” begs for every lady in the club to vie for the title role. As for Ludacris’ rap, he’s still on probation for his immortally bad rap in Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” METRO/PH


going out

22

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

drinks Cocktail of the week RIKARD LARMA/METRO

The Coco Chanel What’s in it: 1 vanilla bean .75 oz. Plymouth sloe gin .5 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur .25 oz. vanilla extract 1 oz. coconut puree 1 oz. coconut water 3 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Where to drink it: The Sofitel’s Liberte Lounge (120 S. 17th

Street) is shaking up the Coco Chanel through Sept. 24 in honor of the Philadelphia Collection. On Sept. 23, the Sofitel

JONAH HILL

Each week we ask a different celebrity what they look for in a nightlife experience. This week, Jonah Hill talks about his old-fashioned preferences. METRO/PH

How to make it:

Hold cut vanilla bean and burn for a few seconds. Drop into mixing glass and pour other ingredients, except bitters, over ice. Shake vigorously. Add bitters and doublestrain into cocktail glass.

A guy walks into a bar

What’s your go-to drink?

“I tend to do beer and shots of tequila. ... I tend to order something nice like Patron. Patron is my brand. And then beer, I just love beer. I’m an old-fashioned American man, and I love nothing more than a cold beer.”

What’s important to you in a good bar?

The Coco Chanel is only available through Sept. 24, but Liberte serves happy-hour specials daily: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

will host a preview screening of “The Tents,” a documentary that goes behind the scenes of NY Fashion Week. Proceeds from the evening will

“Good lighting and good music. ... I like more of an old-school feel to bars as opposed to new, techy nightclub places. The music can be loud, it just has to be good.”

help support Evoluer House, an nonprofit that promotes self-esteem among at-risk girls. For tickets, visit www.evoluerhouse.org.

4th n io Generat

25.9700 Call 2FR1EE5ES.4 TIMATES!

115 Ye in Businars ess


going out

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us

23

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

restaurants COURTESY OF SUPPER

Rosh Hashanah at Supper

Restaurant news and notes

Sept. 28-29, 926 South St. $52 per person Reservations required www.supperphilly.com

Chef Mitch Prensky is whipping up a feast for the upcoming holiday with this special fourcourse menu, featuring his take on classic dishes — with a little help from his mom, at least on the brisket. The full menu is available on the website, but we’ll supply a couple appetizers: chicken soup with matzo ball and dill, potato latkes with caramelized leeks, and the aforementioned brisket with sweet potato, carrot and apple tzimmes.

London Grill’s 20th anniversary

Supper sets a pretty holiday table.

Monday, 5 p.m.-midnight 2301 Fairmount Ave.

www.londongrill.com

JEFF SCHALLER

The Fairmount mainstay is celebrating 20 years, and they’re throwing themselves quite the party. Things kick off with a craft beer battle at the bar, which is followed by a prix-fixe menu ($40 per person) featuring new dishes such as creamy marscapone polenta and braised black kale. If you’ve left room, there’s a post-dinner dance party.

Tequila Dinner at Cantina Feliz Wednesday, from 6:30 p.m. 424 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, $35 (+ $15 for tequila pairings) www.cantinafeliz.com

Chef Tim Spinner's fourcourse menu matches up Herradura tequilas with ceviche, lobster tacos, suckling pig enchiladas and a Mexican-inspired dessert! Si, por favor!

Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant www.ironhillbrewery.com

Someone alert that little lush Charlie Brown: Iron Hill is releasing The Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale next

Friday. The seasonal brew started with 200 pounds of Lancaster pumpkins, then really got cooking with pumpkin pie spices, molasses and Belgian candi sugar. The 750 ml bottles are going for $19.50 at all eight Iron Hill locations.

MONICA WEYMOUTH

GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT!

SimplePure HCG is paying by the pound to reach your goal! Space is limited in the Pay Per Pound program so call now. To

participate

in

EARN CASH!

the Pay Per Pound program, you must be 18 years of age or loder. The first 100 eligible callers will be accepted into the program so hurry while supplies last.

SimplePure Nutrition is looking for participants in their ground breaking HCG weight loss program. HCG is a chemical produced by the human body that helps use fat more efficiently. Until recently, HCG was only available by injection from a medical professsional. Now with its advanced liquid formula, SimplePure Nutrition has made it available in easy to use sublingual drops. Simply put the drops under your tongue and you’ll start to experience weight loss of up to 1-2 lbs per day and get paid for it!*

For More Information Call Toll Free

1-888-616-4049

Please consultlt with ith your physician before taking any nutritional supplements. If you are on any medications, check with your doctor regarding dosage adjustments. Individual results may vary. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. * Some conditions apply

ESEWZZ4WZZG]c`6][S4]`:Saa

MENTION AD FOR EXTRA DISCOUNT

Please scan for website


going out

24

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

music

WHAT THE DJ SAYS

J

oe Bermudez is a DJ of all trades. His remix of Britney Spears’ “I Wanna Go� topped the Billboard Dance/Club chart late last month. He also produces a weekly radio show for XM satellite radio that you can download at www.massmovementradio.com. On his show, Bermudez has an easy rapport with the celebrities and other DJs he interviews. But in the club, he doesn’t need to say a word. This is part of the reason we’re making him say a few about the tracks that really get the crowds jumping when he’s working a room.

Hear Bermudez online at www.massmovementradio.com

PAT HEALY

pat.healy@metro.us

‘Party Rock Anthem’ by LMFAO Without a doubt the biggest dance record of the year. From the radio to the club to even a Kia commercial, there is just no escaping this one. No matter where I am, it is the one track that never fails to rock the house.

‘Save The World’ by Swedish House Mafia Individually Axwell, Angello and Ingrosso are pretty huge, so combine those talents and you are going to get a track that is sonically massive. This is

a big male vocal over even bigger synths. I’ve had some pretty epic moments while playing this record.

‘Levels’ by Avicii This Swedish producer has a really nice buzz

about him and for good reason. His uplifting chord progressions instantly transport club goers to a euphoric state. When I play this record, all you see is smiles throughout the crowd. It’s a great feeling.

‘Live Those Days Tonight’ by Friendly Fires

Essential ... ‘I Wanna Go’ by Britney Spears This is my favorite remix that I’ve done this year. The bass line sounds great in the club, and I love watching all the girls sing along to it. It has become one of those records that if I didn’t play it, people would get mad at me.

career education

Joe Bermudez

Tim Green has transformed this alternative rock track into a really sweet club jam. It’s probably my favorite remix of the summer. Every time I hear it, I personally get fired up. When I play this record, you know it’s go time!

Help save lives in the

operating room. Train for a career in

Surgical Technology! Scan to request more information today!

Join us for our

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 1st from 10AM-1PM!

DBMMOPX

800.739.8600

XXXTUBSDBSFFSBDBEFNZDPN 8FMTI3PBEt1IJMBEFMQIJB 1" .POSPF#MWE /PSSJTUPXO 1" For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information please visit our website at www.starcareeracademy.com/faq


going out

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us

25

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

listings www.ticketmaster.com

Music KEM Tomorrow, 8 p.m. The Mann Center $30-$80 www.ticketmaster.com

The R&B singer/songwriter is on tour with his latest album, “Intimacy.” Along for the ride: special guests Melanie Fiona and Kelly Price.

Fiasco’s L.A.S.E.R.S. tour also features Big Sean, Miguel and Tinie Tempah. The Dropkick Murphys Sunday, 8 p.m. $30, The Electric Factory www.ticketmaster.com

If you’re young and/or fit enough to be on the floor for this one, consider us jealous.

Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance

THE RUNDOWN Metro’s guide to what’s happening in Philly this week

GETTY IMAGES

‘Back to the Place I First Left You’

Holy high school! This strange pop-punk pairing seems a little out of nowhere in 2011, but if that Blink bunny is still hopping, why not?

Dancer, choreographer and fidgetspace artist-inresidence David Konyk’s new work explores the costumes, lighting, props and space that contribute to the movements of dance.

Lupe Fiasco Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $30-$49, The Mann Center

Through Saturday $10-$20, fidgetspace www.thefidget.org

Gayborhood Games Saturday, midnight Voyeur Nightclub $20-$30 www1.nightlifegay.com

The third-annual competition crowns the best vocalist, comedian, drag performer, bartender and pastry chef — meaning plenty of entertainment and sample snacks for attendees.

sic, performance art and spoken word performers.

Festivals Clark Park Fall Equinox Festival Saturday, Noon 43rd St. and Baltimore Ave. www.clarkpark.info

Tomorrow and Saturday 8 p.m. $25-$30, The Painted Bride www.paintedbride.org

After that July, we’re totally OK with bringing autumn in for a big old pumpkin piescented hug. Clark Park’s all-day party in-

Philadelphia Dance Co.’s annual showcase features works by apprentice companies, including some new pieces.

Food and drink Center City District Restaurant Week Sept. 18-23 www.centercityphila.org

If you haven’t taken advantage of Restaurant Week’s sweet deals ($35 for dinner, $20 for lunch), there’s still time to make reservations for week two at the 120-plus participating restaurants. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. The Electric Factory $45 www.ticketmaster.com

The concept here is pretty simple: You’ve got four hours to down as many of the 100 or so craft beers as you can between sampling the brisket, chicken and ribs from local restaurants competing in the cook-off — unless you buy tickets to both sessions, in which case you have eight hours — and some potential issues on Sunday.

‘You Are Not Alone’ opening reception Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Midwives Collective & Gallery 1241 Carpenter St.

What’s my age again? This time, probably a little too old to see Blink 182 ... but who’s counting?

Featuring photographs by Kathy McLean as well as mu-

We love a crafty beer.

GETTY IMAGES

Atlantic City

CASINO LISTINGS

Jim McDonald,

cludes live music, food, performing arts and kids activities.

Brews, Blues and BBQ

Danco on Danco

Event

To advertise your event, please contact: sales director, 215-717-2689 james.mcdonald @metro.us

Arts

Saturday, 7 p.m. The Susquehanna Bank Center $21-$70 www.livenation.com

Advertising

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $59-$275, 609-449-5150 www.trumptaj.com

Umphrey’s McGee

Music

Thursday, 8 p.m. House of Blues in Showboat $20, 609-343-5700 www.showboatac.com

Blondie Friday, 9 p.m. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa $39.50-$49.50, 609-317-1000 www.theborgata.com

Sports Inaugural Atlantic City International Triathlon

Bret Michaels Friday, 9 p.m. ACH Casino Resort $55-$110, 609-340-7160 www.achcasinoresort.com

AMR DIAB & ARASH Saturday, 9 p.m.

CONTRIBUTED BY

Sunday, 7 a.m. Throughout Atlantic City www.atlanticcitynj.com

Food Tracy Morgan

All American Craft Beer Tasting

For more information, visit the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority at

www.atlanticcitynj.com and click on Calendar for event details.

Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Golden Nugget Atlantic City $49, 800-777-8477 www.goldennugget.com/ atlanticcity Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 200 craft beer selections and enjoy chef-inspired cuisine while listening to live music and mingling with some

of America’s hottest award-winning brew masters. One of the highlights of the evening will be the traditional “tapping of the kegs” featuring several seasonal artisan draft beers.

Comedy Tracy Morgan Saturday, 9 p.m. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa $65-$70, 609-317-1000 www.theborgata.com

Shows ‘Beatlemania Now’ Saturday through Oct. 5 Tropicana Casino And Resort $34, 609-340-4020 www.tropicana.net


26

3

sports

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

CHANGING FEATHERS

Vick holding emotions in check for Atlanta homecoming Eagles QB focused on playing football for new team And no more energy drinks GETTY IMAGES

WATCH THE VIDEO ONLINE

Timeline A look at how Vick, Reid and the Eagles got to where they are today: Aug. 13, 2009 The Eagles and Mike Vick agree on a two-year deal. Protesters show up introductory press conference. Sept. 15, 2009 Vick is added to 53-man roster as the third-stringer. Dec. 6, 2009 With the Eagles up big in Atlanta, Reid inserts Vick. QB ran for 5-yard TD, then fired a 5-yard scoring strike. Sept. 12, 2010 Kevin Kolb suffers first-half concussion in Week 1. Vick nearly caps comeback win. Sept. 21, 2010 Vick named starter for rest of season, ending any QB controversy. “This is what I think is right,” said Reid. Aug. 29, 2011 The Eagles make Vick the new face of the franchise, signing him to a six-year, $100 million deal.

WWW.METRO.US/SPORTS WANT MORE EAGLES? BLOG IT: REMEMBER THE VET SEE VICK’S COMPLETE MEDIA SESSION ONLINE: WWW.METRO.US/ SPORTS

Vick at the Dome Vick is still friends with many former Falcon teammates, including Roddy White.

I

f Mike Vick seemed extra jittery last week, it’s because he made one major mistake prior to kickoff. He drank an energy drink. “I’ll you what, I won’t drink any energy drinks before this game,” he said. This week, as Vick gets ready to face Atlanta, where he spent his first six years as a pro, there will be no need for extra adrenaline. In 2009, he was the Eagles’ third-stringer and scored two TDs in mop-up duty. When Vick slaps on his midnight green Eagles helmet Sunday, he’ll enter the Georgia Dome for the first time as the opposition’s starting quarterback. “It’s going to be different, this time I’m the starter but it’s going to be fun,” Vick said. But he was quick to

point out that he’s leaving any emotional baggage with stadium security. “This is a business trip for us,” Vick said. “I think from an emotional aspect, it’s going to be great to go back to the Dome, but I think we just got to focus on the game. That’s going to be my approach. I don’t

Cheers or jeers? Michael Vick was one of the most well-liked athletes in Atlanta before his fall from grace. Vick was 38-28-1 as the Falcons’ starting QB from 2001-2006 — and his record at the Georgia Dome was 23-12. Impressive numbers.

want any distractions.” Vick harbors no ill will to the team that cut ties with him as a result of his involvement in an illegal dogfighting ring. “It worked out the way it did and obviously the organization moved on to greater things and I landed in a place where I had to Still, despite all that success, Vick isn’t sure how the Atlanta crowd will welcome him back. “I don’t know. That’s something I haven’t thought about or really don’t want to get into,” he said. “I still have a lot of love for the fans down there. Keep in mind, I am the opposition, so I don’t expect for them to be in my favor.” METRO

work and get back to a position where I wanted to be, and it worked out,” Vick said. “I think we have to thank God, in Atlanta, and here in Philadelphia that it worked out for everybody.” So if you’re expecting the former Falcon to spew venom or start a war of words, forget it. It’s not going to happen. The way Vick’s teammates see it, this is just a game between two NFC powerhouses. “I don’t think there would be any revenge. I don’t think Atlanta did anything to him,” receiver Jason Avant said. “It’s not Michael Vick versus the Falcons, it’s the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Falcons, and Mike is a big part of our team.” MIKE GREGER

mgreger@metro.us

86.0

Mike Vick’s QB rating in 39 regular-season games at Georgia Dome, including his 2009 relief game with the Eagles (158.3).

5,707

Passing yards for Vick, including 36 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

2,046

Rushing yards for Vick, with 15 ground scores and 32 total fumbles.

23-12

Career record there as a starter. His overall record as a Falcon is 38-28-1.


sports Fantasy sports

ADAM LEVITAN ALEVITAN@METRO.US

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us

27

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

DO NOT FEAR THE FLUKES Step away from the ledge. It’s going to be all right ... at least for some of you.

one of the most aggressive vertical throwers in the game and Jackson is his

best wideout. Buy up and reap the rewards.

OD on Daniels

W

eek 1 is a time for unsubstantiated panic and regret. It’s not usually a time to make rash decisions. Therefore, we can attack some weak owners looking to bail on these guys already:

The Texans jumped out to a huge lead against the Colts and sat on it. That left Daniels out in the cold. But now that Kevin Walter (shoulder) is hurt and the Texans will be playing teams that have an actual NFL quarterback going forward, the chances will be there. Daniels looked fast and athletic.

Jackson’s five Vincent Jackson had a 40plus yard bomb land just inches in front of his hands in the end zone during Week 1. That won’t happen often. Philip Rivers remains

Johnson the ball enough in Week 1. Their offensive line also underperformed and the entire unit is adjusting to a new scheme. All these things can be corrected and will be shortly — as soon as this Sunday. He’s still the elite threat to lead the league in rushing, just like he was prior to the preseason holdout.

265

Passing yards in the first half for Matthew Stafford in Week 1. If healthy, he will end up as a top-3 fantasy quarterback.

CJ still 2K

Vincent Jackson had just two catches in Week 1, setting up a “buy low” opportunity.

The Titans have already admitted that they didn’t give Chris

Waiver Wire: Top NFL pickups These players should be added ahead of Week 2:

1

Fred Davis, TE, WAS — The Redskins are featuring two tight-end sets and Davis is the main pass-catcher ahead of Chris Cooley. Davis has elite athleticism, even at 6-foot-4, 258.

2

Jordy Nelson, WR, GB — Hopefully he’s already on your squad. But if not, run to the wire because Nelson is

ahead of James Jones and set to pass Donald Driver on the totem pole. He has strong red-zone chemistry with Aaron Rodgers.

3

Carnell Williams, RB, STL — Muscle strains are tough to overcome for older players. Steven Jackson could be out multiple weeks and the risk of aggravation is high.

$15,999

0

DOWN*

2399 Old Lincoln Hwy. Trevose, PA 19053

4

$17,999

FINANCING EVERYONE

3rd Row

Low Miles

2004 VW Toureg 2006 Dodge Durango SXT Black Leather, CD, Gorgeous Auto, Alloys, Roof Rack

$14,999

$24,999

4 Wheel Drive

2008 Toyota RAV 4 Auto, AM/FM/CD, Like New

$15,999

REPOS

Call Today! Drive Today!

Like New

2009 Chrysler 300 Auto, Alloys, Xtra Clean

$13,999

Total Luxury

2008 Lexus RX350 Black Leather, Woodgrain

CHARGE-OFFS

We Can Help You!!

3rd Row

BAD CREDIT

Free Warranties on Every Car! ~ Se Habla Espanol

TV/DVD

2008 Chrysler Pacifica 2009 Town & Country Auto, AM/FM/CD, Tinted Glass Dual Sliding Doors, Woodgrain

GOOD CREDIT

$13,999

OVER 100 VEHICLES IN STOCK !

AWD

2004 Infiniti G35x Auto, Tan Leather, 6 CD

TV’s in Headrest

2008 Toyota Tundra XSP Auto, DVD Player, Quad Cab

$16,999

215-638-4430

$23,999

Low Miles

2003 Mini Cooper Auto, Leather, Heated Seats

$9,999

Present ad

$250 OFF

or call our 24 Hour Automated System. No Salesman. No Hassles.

sevelt e Roo On th cross from x A rple Blvd. y Inte hamin *On Select Vehicles. **Based on $6000 Cost $1000 Down at 7.9% for 72 mo. s e N the

1800-890-5972

Payments

$99/mo** as low as

Open Monday to Friday 9-8, Saturday 9-5


28

sports

Utley one of MLB’s ‘meanest’ Hard-nosed. Aggressive. Ultracompetitive. Those are all words usually used to describe Chase Utley. But how about mean? According to a poll in this week’s Sports Illustrated, Utley’s peers voted him as the secondmeanest player in all of baseball. The Phillies’ sec-

#1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

Kendrick, Phils set for October baseball ond baseman garnered 13 percent of the vote in a poll of 215 major-leaguers. White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski was voted No. 1 with 29 percent. METRO

Versatile righty gets start today vs. Florida Fine with bullpen role in playoffs Halladay tosses complete game as team clinches postseason GETTY IMAGES

You can’t say that righthander Kyle Kendrick lacks a sense of humor. The strains of Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Been Caught Stealing’ emanate from the PA when he warms up to start a ballgame at Citizens Bank Park. ‘Been Caught Stealing’ has been Kendrick’s song since May when police uncovered his stolen 2008 World Series ring, which was taken in a robbery at his home in April. “It’s a cool song. It works for my situation,” Kendrick said. “I got the ring and I can laugh about it now. But I still like warming up to that song. I really like

Phillies punch playoff ticket The Phillies will be in the playoffs for a fifth straight season. The club clinched

On TV today Marlins at Phillies, 2:35 p.m. (CSN)

Kendrick is 7-6 with a 3.29 this season.

Jane’s Addiction.” Kendrick hasn’t heard his song at Citizens Bank Park that often. He hasn’t opened a game in nearly a month. However, he’s been

tabbed as the starter for the first end of a day-night doubleheader today against Florida. “It’s not a big deal for me,” Kendrick said. “I’m a

at least a wild-card berth yesterday, with a 1-0 win over Houston. Aside from a few congratulatory handshakes and smiles, the Phils treated it as just another game. This team has bigger aspirations — and much more work to do. Their

magic number to clinch the NL East is down to four games. “The important thing is to get the home-field advantage,” Charlie Manuel said. “I feel good about the players and the organization.” Roy Halladay (18-5) earned the win with a

starter and I can come back in that role anytime they need me. I’m very comfortable going out there kicking off a game and pitching as many innings as I can.” However, Kendrick figures to be part of the ’pen during the playoffs. “That’s fine,” Kendrick said. “I’ll do whatever I can do to help the team. I just want to go out there and get outs.” ED CONDRAN sports@metro.us

complete-game shutout. With the win, the 2011 Phillies became the fastest — at game No. 146 — in franchise history to clinch a spot in the postseason. “I’m excited, but the important thing is to finish what we have left and go from there,” Halladay said. METRO


Thursday, September 15, 2011

in int pr

TO PLACE AN AD: IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All classified advertising is subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Metro Classified rate card and to approval and acceptance at Metro U.S. option. Metro US reserves the right to edit, reject, cancel or reclassify an ad, and reserves the right to convert any classified advertising to alternative formats for use and publication in other Metro U.S. publications. It is the advertiser’s sole responsibility to check each ad the first day it is published. Metro U.S. assumes no responsibility for any reason, for any error or omission in any ad.

866-900-9473

Miscellaneous Sell Your House For Cash!! Quick Settlements Any Condition Any Situation Call 267-685-6142 today!!

Apartments Feasterville CROFTWOOD APTS

PUBLISHERS NOTE All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and state and local fair housing laws. The Fair Housing Act makes its i l l egal to advertise any preference, limitations or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. State or local laws may make unlawful advertising that discriminates on the basis of age, marital status, or sexual orientation. Metro US will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which violates the law. The law requires that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. If you have any questions regarding housing discrimination, call the Long Island Housing Services at 1(800) 660-6920 in Long Island or the Anti-Discrimination Center at (212) 346-7600 in New call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777 or the New York City Commission on Human Rights at (212) 306-7500

Mobile Homes

Beautiful New & Pre-Owned 3BR 2BA Homes. Pets Welcome. Terry’s Mobile Homes Bensalem 215-639-2422

TO PLACE AN AD CALL 866-900-9473

CLASSIFIEDS.METRO.US

F DOYLESTOWN E Office space available across from courthouse. One office with receptionist desk approx 400 sq ft. All utilities included plus one off-street parking space, $500 per month. What a Deal! Call J Carroll Molloy 215-348-3558 TULLYTOWN 3600 sq. ft., 780 sq. ft. of Air Conditioned Office, Drive-in Door. Call: 215-945-2700

Condos

Garage & Yard Sales

YARDLEY 2BR, 2BA, duplex apt, near shopping, transportation, avail 9/1. Ask $1200/mo. 609-203-3466

Transportation / Travel Drivers Fred Beans Parts, Inc, the region’s Largest distributor of OEM Parts is seeking career minded individuals to join our team. Applicant’s to qualify must: •Pass DOT Physical & Drug Screening •Possess Valid Driver’s License •Be 21 years of age WE OFFER: •Full & Part Time Schedules •4 Day Work Week Options •Driver Incentive Bonus •No Weekend Delivery •Medical benefits •Paid training If you are interested in becoming one of our Team members, apply on line ONLY at fredbeans.com/career_cente r.htm EOE

General Help Wanted

LEVITTOWN MARION VILLAGE Priced Right! Studio, 1 & 2 BR from $550 MOVE IN SPECIALS! Call Today (215)946-8787 marionvillage@comcast.net

NOW HIRING Commercial Energy Consultants - Sales reps needed - No exp, necessary - Bilingual a PLUS - Potential to earn $300 to $800+ To schedule an interview please call Ms. Jett @267-444-1487

HUNTINGDON VALLEY 2 BR, Totally renovated! Off street parking. $975 + utilitlies. 215-740-8670

Garages TREVOSE on Street Rd & Old Lincoln Hwy, 2 Shop Bays, Auto Body, $750/mo. Per Bay. Call: 215-208-1341

Housekeepers CC Hotels & Hospitals No exp. To $14/hr. PAL, 107 W. Girard. 215-203-8745 Fee

Careers

Vehicles Wanted

Careers

Kenmore Elite HE Washer/Dryer. Brand new front load w/steam, 2 matching pedestals & hook up supplies included for free. All white. Washer 4.5 cubic ft. Dryer 7.4 cubic ft. Average water savings 11,000 gallons per year. CONSUMER REPORTS BEST PICK. Asking $3000. Negotiable. 215-520-8595 BED A real Pillow Top Queen $239; King $349; full size $220. Also Memory Foam Mattress Queen, never used, $295. CAN DELIVER 215-752-0911 Used, Electrical Single Hospital Bed $800. Call: 215-788-1216

Yardley ° Heacock Meadows 2 BR, 2 Bath, 2nd Floor, New Carpet/New Paint, C/A. No Pets! $1,100. 215-493-7989

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: 5PM TWO (2) BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE PUBLICATION

Commercial

BENSALEM: 3 BR, 1½ BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, C/A, lg. outdoor deck, finished bsmt. $1295+. 215-239-4068

1 BR Special $875 w/ $400 off 1st Mo. Rent 2 BR Special-Reduced rent $970 FREE Heat & Hot Water FREE Car Wash Pool & Playground Going Quickly μ Call Today 215-355-3048

PHILLYCLASSIFIEDS@METRO.US

& line on

FLEA MARKET!!! UPPER DUBLIN TOWNSHIP 801 Loch Alsh Ave. Ft. Washington, PA 19034 Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 8 AM - 1 PM Vendors/Shoppers Wanted!!! 215-643-1600 x3443

Pool & Spa Services

Miscellaneous

American Pool Concepts Pool Closings Inground $250 Aboveground $150 Filter Cleaning and Chemicals Included 215-290-0760 americanpoolconcepts.com

man to man chat 18+

FREE TRIAL

267.960.0294 More local #s: 1.800.777.8000

Psychic

$ TOP DOLLAR PAID $ JUNK CARS/TRUCKS Lost title ok. Free pickup. 215-370-5419

SPIRITUAL HEALER ENGLISH BULLDOG Pups Papers, shots, home raised, vet cert, grand & parents on premises. Call 215-696-5832. HORSES BOARDED 2 stalls avail immediately. Full care. Doylestown area. 215-880-9058 COLT, tri-color, 4 mos. Black COLT, 4 white socks, Adopting-FREE TO GOOD HOMES. Call 215-249-8481

SEEKING SINGLES!!! Listen to ads FREE; 856-288-2030. Chat w/people in your local area. 18+

He has helped people with all their problems regarding marriage, love, uniting family together. Help with court cases. Suffering from black magic or any evil cases, he will get rid of them.

Brazo de Oro Children’s Foundation Meeting 2:30 PM Friday, September 16, 2011 Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School 2501 Kensington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125

General Help Wanted

Vehicles Wanted

WE BUY JUNK CARS

mrkadirspiritualhealer andcoach.com

Public Notices

KEYLESS REMOTE! Sales, Repair &Programming Stu 215-486-7040 . 10% off w/ad. Stu’s EZ Auto Remotes

267-565-8858

meet real women tonight try for free

18+

267.515.5705

$300 CASH PAID GUARANTEED FREE TOWING SAME DAY PICK-UP 267-229-1970

RESERVE YOUR SPACE

More Local #s: 1.800.210.1010

DEADLINE: two (2) business days prior to publication at noon.

Real Estate Wanted

Real Estate Wanted

Customer Service

Customer Service

866-900-9473 or visit us at


30

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Want to better control your blood sugar

www.metro.us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

and weight?

Union looking to snap winless streak vs. Crew

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking people who: ‡KDYHW\SHGLDEHWHV ‡DUHRYHUZHLJKW ‡KDYHEHHQVWDEOHRQWKHLUPHGLFDWLRQV IRUJUHDWHUWKDQPRQWKV ‡DUHEHWZHHQWKHDJHVRI ‡DUHNOTWUHDWHGZLWKLQVXOLQ ,I\RXPDWFKWKHGHVFULSWLRQDERYH\RXPD\EHHOLJLEOH IRURXUGLDEHWHVUHVHDUFKVWXG\,IHOLJLEOH\RXZLOOUHFHLYH WZRZHHNVRISUHSDFNDJHGSRUWLRQFRQWUROOHGPHDOVD JOXFRPHWHUDQGFRPSHQVDWLRQ For more information please call Dana at: (215) 573-7520

/H]L`V\OHKH  ;,990-@05.

Struggling with Cocaine? The University of Pennsylvania Treatment Research Center is conducting a research study of an investigational cocaine vaccine. Participants will receive either the investigational vaccine or placebo. All participants will receive weekly cognitive behavioral therapy sessions.

,?7,90,5*,& (YL`V\Z[PSSOH\U[LKI`[OLTLTVY` L]LU[OV\NO`V\[Y`[VMVYNL[P[&

(5+

(YL`V\:46205.JPNHYL[[LZI\[

>(5;;68<0;& @V\TH`ILLSPNPISLMVYHYLZLHYJOZ[\K`^P[O^LLRZ VMJV\UZLSPUNHUKTLKPJH[PVU -PUHUJPHS JVTWLUZH[PVU \W [V  PZ WYV]PKLK MVY LSPNPISLWLYZVUZ

Call or Email Today for More Information about the Cocaine Vaccine Study 215.243.9959 addicted@med.upenn.edu

*HSS[VKH` 

83HQQ&HQWHUIRUWKH7UHDWPHQW 6WXG\RI$Q[LHW\

The Union earned a 3-0 shutout win July 17 at New England and seemed to have all the momentum. Since then, the club has sputtered through an eightmatch winless streak (0-3-5). To break the skid, the Union must upend the Columbus Crew on Saturday. Columbus is tied with Sporting Kansas City with 40 points each in the Eastern Conference. Despite the lack of a victory in recent weeks, the Union (8-7-12) still remain just four points behind those two clubs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think all of us in this locker room are confident,â&#x20AC;? said forward Danny Mwanga. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some tough breaks. We know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a matter of playing as a team and executing what the

On TV Saturday Columbus Crew at Union, 7:30 p.m. (TCN)

technical staff wants us to do.â&#x20AC;? The Crew will venture into raucous PPL Park with 11 wins, but only three on the road. Statistics, however, are meaningless to players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get ready for the one match we have and then move on to the next one,â&#x20AC;? said Sebastien Le Toux, who has six goals this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need three points each time out. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to put any more pressure on ourselves. This is a big match. They all are now.â&#x20AC;? ANDY JASNER sports@metro.us

DIRECTORY

Medical Research

To place an ad call Brian Lydon at 215-717-2694 or email brian.lydon@metro.us


DIRECTORY

Noticeboard To place an ad call Erin Tideman at 215-717-2691 or email erin.tideman@metro.us

96% of Metro readers

have shopped at a department store in the past 3 months Source: Scarborough R2 2010, adults 25-49, 75K+

ADVERTISE WITH US: contact James McDonald at 215-717-2600 or james.mcdonald@metro.us



20110915_us_philadelphia